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Papers, 1924-1942.

Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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72 letters to Edwin R. Reese discuss his writing, work on new ed. of Spoon River, Atlantis, Mirage and a book about his father. Also several mentions of Clarence Darrow and his work on the Leopold-Loeb case and his and William Jennings Bryan on the Scopes trial. He writes at length about Bryan in several letters. He also gives his opinions of Carl Sandburg, Theodore Drieser and Amy Lowell. Occasional mention of
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Named Person: William Jennings Bryan; Clarence Darrow; Carl Sandburg; Theodore Dreiser; Amy Lowell; George Sylvester Vierick; Carl Sandburg; Amy Lowell; Theodore Dreiser; Clarence Darrow; William Jennings Bryan
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar Lee Masters
OCLC Number: 52751207
Description: 112 items

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72 letters to Edwin R. Reese discuss his writing, work on new ed. of Spoon River, Atlantis, Mirage and a book about his father. Also several mentions of Clarence Darrow and his work on the Leopold-Loeb case and his and William Jennings Bryan on the Scopes trial. He writes at length about Bryan in several letters. He also gives his opinions of Carl Sandburg, Theodore Drieser and Amy Lowell. Occasional mention of politics and opinions of Calvin Coolidge. Occasional mention of his son, Harden, his two daughters and his ex-wife, the "Chicago Medusa". Several mentions of "Lillie" and one letter from Reese to Lillian Jenkins asking her to return some of Master's belongings. Apparent references to Ellen Coyne are made as "my sweetie."

Also includes 19 poems by Masters, some unpublished. Several satirical letters. Some news clippings, cartoons and pamphlets. Five letters to George Sylvester Vierick. In one he gives his opinion of Vierick's books on U.S. intervention in totalitarian states. In another, Jan. 3, 1942, he declines to be a character witness for Vierick.

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